In the age of reality television and instantaneous sharing of social media, why do documentary's truth claims, and modes of representing reality, continue to be so compelling? This unit introduces students to the history and poetics of documentary cinema, its codes of realism and its reality effects. It focuses in particular on transformations since the 1960s, including the impacts of new film technologies, television, new media, computerisation and the Internet.
|Academic unit||Film Studies|
|12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.